Madame Loisel was very poor growing up. "She suffered constantly, feeling that all the attributes of a gracious life, every luxury, should rightly been hers." She wanted to live lavish.
Years later, her husband brings home an invitation. "The minister of education and madame georges request the pleasure of the company of m. and mme. Loisel at an evening reception at the ministry pn Monday, January 18th,"Loisel was worried about the ball.
Loisel had gotten everything she needed except one thing, jewelry. She went to her friend madame Forestier to barrow some,"All at once, in a box lined with black satin, came upon a superb diamond necklace...."
Loisel wears the necklace to the ball and gets praised, She was so lost in having a good time, She didnt realize the necklace was missing. "And they searched the folds of her dress, the folds of her wrap, the pockets, everywhere."
Loisel and her husband went to go replace the necklace because they couldnt find it, "In a fashionable shop near the Palais Royal, they found a diamand necklace which they decided was exactly like the other. It was worth 40,000 francs," They spent 10 years paying off the necklace.
Loisel ran into Madame Forestier after her husband and herself had finished paying off the necklace. They were very low on money now. Forestier said shockingly,"Mine was false. It was worth five hundred frances at the most!"